63% of people killed in car accidents are not wearing seat belts.
Seat Belts are the best protection in a car accident.
Failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behavior. Wearing a seat belt use is still the single most effective thing we can do to save lives and reduce injuries on America's roadways.
Data suggests that education alone is not doing the job with young people especially males ages 16 to 25 the age group least likely to buckle up. They simply do not believe they will be injured or killed. Yet they are the nation's highest-risk drivers, with more drunk driving, more speeding, and more crashes. Neither education nor fear of injury or death is strong enough to motivate this tough-to-reach group.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has determined that headrests that are rated good reduce neck injury rates. However, in one recent study, only a small portion of drivers had their head restraints in the correct position.
Neck injury statistics are surprising for drivers that protected by a good head rest system:
Tampa personal injury attorneys, Powell and Espat, cannot stress enough that being safe is so important for the quality of your life. Please be safe and use your seat belts, and adjust your head rest so it provides the most protection for you and your family.
If you find you have suffered an injury as the result of an auto accident, please contact Powell and Espat so one of our personal injury attorneys can help assess your case.